9780871272058

The Vision of Modern Dance; In the Words of Its Creators

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    9780871272058

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    0871272059

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 10/1/1998
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company
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Summary

This is the moving story of the development of modern dance as told by the visionary artists who created it. The powerful words of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Ruth St. Denis, and twenty nine other modern dance artists come to life in these original essays.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Part One THE FORERUNNERS 3(40)
Introduction 3(4)
Isadora Duncan
Excerpts From Her Writings
7(4)
Loie Fuller
Light And The Dance
11(10)
Ruth St. Denis
The Dance As Life Experience
21(6)
Ted Shawn
Constants-What Constitutes A Work Of Art In The Dance
27(6)
Mary Wigman
Stage Dance-Stage Dancer
33(10)
Part Two THE FOUR PIONEERS 43(42)
Introduction 43(6)
Martha Graham
Graham 1937
49(6)
Doris Humphrey
What A Dancer Thinks About
55(10)
Charles Weidman
Random Remarks
65(6)
Hanya Holm
Hanya Speaks
71(14)
Part Three THE SECOND GENERATION 85(52)
Introduction 85(4)
Merce Cunningham
You Have To Love Dancing To Stick To It
89(4)
Erick Hawkins
A Little House To Understand And Protect It
93(4)
Jose Limon
On Dance
97(10)
Anna Sokolow
The Rebel And The Bourgeois
107(6)
Alwin Nikolais
Excerpts From "Nik: A Documentary"
113(10)
Paul Taylor
Back to Basics
123(8)
Alvin Ailey
It's About Dance
131(6)
Part Four THE NEW REBELS 137(62)
Introduction 137(4)
Anna Halprin
The Process Is The Purpose
141(8)
Judith Dunn
We Don't Talk About It. We Engage In It.
149(8)
Yvonne Rainer
The Mind Is A Muscle
157(10)
Pilobolus
Talking With Pilobolus
167(10)
Trisha Brown
Douglas Dunn
Dialogue On Dance
177(10)
Rod Rodgers
Don't Tell Me Who I Am
187(6)
Twyla Tharp
Tank Dive
193(6)
Part Five THE NEW VISION 199(18)
Introduction
Don McDonagh
Mark Morris
A Passion for Music
203(6)
Post-modernism? Excerpts from writings
209(8)
Mary Fulkerson
Molissa Fenley
Bill T. Jones
David Gordon
Garth Fagan
Lucinda Childs
Eiko and Koma
Deborah Hay
Jowale Willa Jo Zollar
Selected Bibliography 217(21)
Selected Videography 238(3)
Index 241

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